Three dead in protests as Venezuela votes on controversial new assembly

Three dead in protests as Venezuela votes on controversial new assemblyAt least three people were reported to have been killed in protests as Venezuela held a ballot over a controversial measure critics of Nicolas Maduro say will further cement his control of the country. Opponents of Mr Maduro boycotted the election and reports said the streets of many cities were largely quiet as a trickle of people went out to vote. It said 28-year-old Angelo Mendez and 39-year-old Eduardo Olave were killed at a protest in Merida, while 30-year-old Ricardo Campos was killed in a separate incident in Sucre.



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